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This note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on developing and improving their own commercial awareness.
Most business people find it more reassuring if their in-house lawyers are familiar with:
the company structure (and its evolution)
Indeed these are prerequisites to performing well as an in-house lawyer. Read Practice Notes: Building relationships with ‘business colleagues /clients’ and Developing business credibility.
This table sets out some suggestions as to how you might increase your awareness of the key areas:
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